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brass

PMF Metalwork – Brass Canopy with brass hammered studs design
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Brass is an alloy of copper and zinc; the proportions of zinc and copper can be varied to create a range of brasses with varying properties. It is available in a wide variety of product forms and sizes to allow minimum machining to finished dimensions. Brass does not become brittle at low temperatures like mild steel. It is used for decoration for its muted yellow colour, which is similar to gold or can be easily patinated.

Brasses have a range of attractive colours ranging from red to yellow to gold to silver. With the addition of 1% manganese, brass will weather to a chocolate brown colour. Nickel silvers will polish to a brilliant silver colour. Brasses are easy to shape, and with all these colours available it is not surprising that architects and designers have used brasses to enhance the appearance of new and refurbished buildings, both inside and out.

A wide variety of finishes for brass are available please refer to our finishes page for full details.


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